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Mrs. Church from Charleston SC is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Making Money Meaningful, Part 2

My students need hands-on money activities and manipulatives to increase and apply meaningful financial literacy skills.

  • $280 goal

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My Students

I have the privilege of working with students ages 7-12 with a varying range of special needs. Students in my setting have significant challenges in the area of cognitive, speech, motor, and behavioral skills. Many also struggle with sensory processing in addition to their other disabilities. This directly impacts how they interpret and interact with the world around them.

Each day, my students inspire and guide my classroom team as we work together to learn academic, social, and life skills.

We are a unique family that works together to meet each daily challenge head-on. No challenge is too large and no victory is too small. I love continually learning from my students as they show me the true meaning of perseverance.

My Project

As a teacher, it is my constant mission to make sure that what I teach is meaningful and applicable to helping my students grow into productive citizens. You will frequently see us out and about in the community practicing our classroom skills and goals in the real-world setting. This is known as Community Based Instruction or CBI. Every time we step of out of the controlled classroom environment, we are practicing a great variety of skills.

The following are just a few of the areas that we focus on during each trip:

* Planning for a trip / creating a budget / setting a grocery list

* Navigating a store / recognizing signage / reading a menu

* Using our words to appropriately greet or ask for help

* Comparing item prices / sticking to a budget

* Completing a transaction / paying for items

By incorporating increased opportunities for financial literacy through imaginative play into our classroom, we will be able to continue to build our confidence when planning for and completing a transaction during our Community Based Instruction.

In order for us to successfully generalize the need for money knowledge and skills, we must practice and apply them in as many scenarios, games, and activities as possible. I love the application of play based learning for my kinestheic scholars! The requested money game / community role-play items will give us a much larger skill practice base while also allowing for us to explore how the financial system works and applies to our own lives. For example, we can use the diner, grocery, and other restaurant sets to role-play appropriate planning or reading a menu, placing an order, and completing a transaction. Confident use of financial literacy skills is an essential part of becoming a contributing member of society.

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This project will reach 10 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Osmo Pizza Co. Game + iPad Base • Amazon Business $57.98 1 $57.98
Melissa & Doug Wooden Scoop and Serve Ice Cream Counter (28 pcs) - Play Food and Accessories • Amazon Business $41.27 1 $41.27
Melissa & Doug Top and Bake Wooden Pizza Counter Play Food Set • Amazon Business $39.99 1 $39.99
Melissa & Doug Fresh Mart Grocery Store Food and Role Play Companion Set (84 Pcs) Toy • Amazon Business $26.12 1 $26.12
Melissa & Doug Order Up! Diner Play Set with Play Food (53 pcs) - Be Cook, Server, or Customer • Amazon Business $25.82 1 $25.82

Materials cost

$191.18

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$13.48

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.87

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$237.53

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$41.92

Total project goal

$279.45

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$279.45

3 Donors

-$55.89

Donations toward project cost

-$47.51

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$8.38

match offer

-$223.55

Match offer toward project cost

-$190.02

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$33.53

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$0.00

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